Team Cambium

John Desbiens

John Desbiens P.Eng.

Along with leading the Cambium team, John’s specialty is water – specifically drinking water systems, water quality, and water quantity. He has successfully managed and contributed more than 200 drinking water systems projects ranging in scope from regulatory compliance to communal systems design to water supply assessment/protection. In addition, John possesses project management experience in environmental impact, waste management, environmental assessment, brownfields revitalization, and environmental management systems. John can be reached at

Jim Bailey

Jim Bailey P. Eng.

Jim’s focus is environmental services, namely soil, water, and air. He has more than 15 years of experience in environmental management, with specific experience in assessment, monitoring and compliance management of soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water. He has completed and managed hundreds of Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments and remediations understanding offer contracts with Public Works and Government Services Canada, Petro-Canada, (read more)Ultramar, Sunoco, UPI in addition to various private and municipal clients.  Jim has successfully remediated many sites using in-situ and pump and treat technologies for a variety of compounds but most typically chlorinated (TCE, PCE and vinyl chloride) and petroleum hydrocarbons. Jim can be reached at

Dave Bucholtz

Dave Bucholtz C. Tech., EP.

With over 15 years of technical experience in environmental consulting services, Dave’s specialty is waste management. He has successfully provided technical waste management support to over fifteen municipal clients in Ontario with over fifty (50) waste disposal and waste transfer sites. He has also managed and participated in more than 200 waste management monitoring projects, in addition to a multitude of site design, approvals and characterization, and waste management strategic planning projects. Dave can be reached at

Stu Baird

Stu Baird P.Eng.

Stu’s expertise is in subsurface conditions. He’s conducted hundreds of geotechnical investigations, identifying the ‘below ground’ situation in order to develop geotechnical parameters for various structures including buildings, retaining walls, culverts, headwalls, infrastructure, roadways, and solar and wind farm facilities. With over 25 years of experience, Stu’s experience spills over into environmental site assessments and hydrogeological investigations. Stu can be reached at

Rob Arkell

Rob Arkell B.Comm., LEED AP

As Sustainability Specialist for Cambium, Rob leads the company’s activities in providing sustainability services to our public and private sector clients.  His recent work includes the development of several municipal energy management plans, the development of Fleming College’s first corporate sustainability plan and implementation strategy, as well as his coordination role in the creation of the Sustainable Peterborough Integrated Community Sustainability Plan.  Additionally, Rob’s experience includes development and implementation of a sustainability partnership program; the creation of a customized (read more)sustainability toolkit featuring examples of policies, programs, and best practices; leading stakeholder engagement and community consultation initiatives; and, qualitative research analysis.

Prior to entering the field of sustainability, Rob spent 15 years managing shopping centre and warehouse facilities where his experience included project management, the development of energy and water conservation programs, and his participation in a LEED Silver certified renovation/expansion project.  Rob’s holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business & Economics from University of Windsor, a RPA designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association, as well as the designation of LEED Associated Professional through the Canadian Green Building Council
. Rob can be reached at

Rob Cole

Rob Cole C.E.T.

Rob has a wealth of experience and practical knowledge in geotechnical investigation and material and inspection testing having worked in the industry throughout Quebec Nova Scotia Alberta and all of Ontario for over 45 years. His has extensive experience involving forensic material studies, soil investigations, aggregate investigation and quality control testing, concrete inspection and testing, asphalt testing and mix design, roofing and structural steel inspections.
Rob provides quality control oversight for various projects to ensure accurate and complete results are submitted to our clients. He has managed and successfully (read more)completed a number of large construction contracts for a variety of public and private clients, including acting as the QC Project Manager for a number of government projects. Rob can be reached at

Manisha Ahuja

Manisha Ahuja P.E.

Manisha holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Ohio and Virginia, USA. She has an extensive portfolio of project experience providing engineering services in various fields, including geotechnical and structural. Manisha has extensive experience with geotechnical investigations, slope stability modelling, retaining walls and infrastructure structures, and has provided recommendations for both shallow and deep foundation design. In additions she has designed temporary and permanent excavation support systems, including solider piles, and secant piles for various projects in New York and for the Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia. With her skilled (read more)background, Manisha also provides support for construction testing and monitoring and field investigation. Manisha can be reached at

Sadie Bachynski

Sadie Bachynski P.Eng.

Sadie’s experience and expertise focuses on environmental projects, mainly in the areas of impact assessments, and compliance management. Her main areas of specialty are air pollution and environmental noise, and general industrial environmental compliance (assessment, maintenance, and mitigation). Sadie has also participated in conducting large environmental screening projects which include Renewable Energy Approvals. Included in her portfolio is the completion of over 30 Environmental Compliance Assessments (ECAs) for air and noise for a variety of different sites including: hospitals, laboratories, (read more)power generation facilities, food manufacturing facilities, large industrial sites, mobile equipment and mining.

As well, Sadie has assisted with the management, data collection, reporting, and due diligence activities related to environmental monitoring and compliance based projects for number of large industrial clients that need to consider how their operations interact with the surroundings as potential sources of pollution
. Sadie can be reached at

Mike Bingham

Mike Bingham P.Geo.

With over 20 years in the hydrogeological sector, Mike’s main area of expertise is groundwater.  He has extensive experience with municipal groundwater studies including source protection and resource evaluation along with permitting and licensing for municipal groundwater supplies. In addition Mike has led several multi-sector regional groundwater studies in partnership with municipalities, academia, and the Province.  He also possesses expert witness experience at the Ontario Municipal Board, and he is a certified Risk Management Official in the Province of Ontario under the Clean Water Act (read more).

In addition to Mike’s water related experience, he has led several brownfield re-development and contaminated lands management projects and has extensive experience with spills response, management, and control.  He is a registered QP for Phase I and Phase II ESA’s under the Environmental Protection Act
.  Mike can be reached at

Rob Gethin

Rob Gethin P.Eng.

Rob has over ten years of experience working in a variety of fields including geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, and highway design. His area of expertise is with geotechnical investigations to characterize subsurface conditions for buildings, dams, infrastructure, culvert construction and pavement design/rehabilitation. Rob works from Cambium’s Barrie office leading the geotechnical projects and provides oversight for construction testing and inspection work. Rob can be reached at

Andrea Hicks

Andrea Hicks M.Sc.

Andrea has over 10 years of experience in the aquatic sciences, watershed management, and restoration field, working with non-profit organizations, research institutes, Conservation Authorities, and private consulting. Her focus has been within rural and agricultural landscapes, including streams, rivers, and lakes, wetlands, woodlands, and active agricultural operations. Andrea has extensive experience with the Clean Water Act and the Drinking Water Source (read more)Protection Program through her former role with the Trent Conservation Coalition source protection region. She conducts ecological assessments and impact studies, natural heritage evaluations, species at risk assessments, fisheries and aquatic studies, and Drinking Water Source Protection implementation projects. Andrea is experienced with the legislative and permitting framework for working in and around watercourses, fish habitat, and wetlands.
Andrea can be reached at

David Mably

David Mably P.Eng.

With over twenty-years of experience, David’s specialty and expertise lies in Phase I – III Environmental Site Assessments, environmental management systems, decommissioning, brownfields and hazardous materials assessment for all types of facilities and properties. Coming from a risk based environmental, health and safety background, he has vast experience working with municipal and private sectors in due diligence proceeding, contamination investigation and remediation. David can be reached at

Brian Peterkin

Brian Peterkin M.Eng., P. Geo.

Brian is a licensed Professional Geologist with over 15 years of experience in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Coming from a background in oil and gas, he has acquired years of well planning, drilling and project management experience. Brian is part of the geotechnical team at Cambium, tasked with conducting subsurface investigations in order to provide geotechnical parameters for various structures including buildings, retaining walls, culverts, (read more)headwalls, infrastructure and roadways. Brian’s knowledge base spills over into the fields of hydrogeology, environmental engineering, and coastal & river engineering. More recently, he has completed an M.Eng. in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University, with a focus on geotechnical and environmental engineering. Brian can be reached at

Stephanie Reeder

Stephanie Reeder P.Geo., C.E.T.

Stephanie’s area of expertise is hydrogeology with a large focus on waste management (landfills). She is responsible for managing hydrogeological assessments and modelling studies for various projects including contaminated sites, water/wastewater servicing, and waste disposal sites. With experience conducting over sixty annual monitoring programs, Stephanie works closely with municipalities and industrial clients to meet regulatory requirements often required by site (read more)Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA). In addition to hydrogeological studies, she also works closely with municipalities to provide waste management solutions including updates to site design and operations, expansion options (Small Expansions, Environmental Screening, Individual Environmental Assessments), and closures to name a few.

As one of the original staff members of Cambium’s team, Stephanie has a diverse project portfolio ranging from field work, drafting, detailed design, and includes project management of environmental site assessments, occupational hygiene, and hydrogeological modelling studies. She also manages the Cambium’s surveying projects - servicing, utilities, topographical, site survey, volume and capacity, etc
. Stephanie can be reached at

Bruno Santos

Bruno Santos

Bruno’s expertise is construction services ranging from geotechnical investigations to testing and inspection.  His involvement begins at the conceptual design stage with the geotechnical investigation to facilitate design of various civil, infrastructure and roadway projects, and continues with the provision of all necessary levels of testing and inspection in order to reach the completion stage.  By working across the country, and with over 14 years of experience, Bruno’s knowledge spills over into land development and environmental site assessments. Bruno can be reached at

Brad Sawdon

Brad Sawdon P.Geo., EP.

Brad has worked throughout Ontario and various provinces throughout the country. He is an expert in Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESA’s) and has worked with a variety of clients, including oil and gas companies, cities and townships, conservation authorities and private businesses. Brad is a Qualified Person (QPESA) for Environmental Site Assessments under the Environmental Protection Act. His oil and gas sector experience in particular, has given Brad a substantial background in petroleum impact related delineation, assessment, and (read more)remediation procedures. He has completed hundreds of Environmental Site Assessments on Brownfield sites, existing commercial and industrial properties, and vacant lands, proposed for industrial and commercial development.

Brad is also an Environmental Professional (EP), specializing in Air Quality, with the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB). He has a diverse background in air quality, completing outdoor ambient air monitoring, stack testing, and indoor air quality assessments
. Brad can be reached at

Bernie Taylor

Bernie Taylor P.Eng.

Bernie’s professional experience includes over 9 years in the environmental field.  During this time, he’s developed solid expertise conducting environmental site assessments (ESA), contaminated site remediation, drinking water treatment evaluations, and Certificate of Approval applications for water, biosolid spreading and landfill operations.  Bernie is a registered Qualified Professional for Phase I and Phase II ESA’s under the Environmental (read more)Protection Act, and has successfully filed numerous Record of Site Conditions (RSC) with the Ministry of the Environment. In addition to environmental work, he has provided contract administration and supervision for road rehabilitation construction projects. His clients to date include municipalities, developers, and companies from the mining, waste management and aggregate sectors. Bernie can be reached at

Jennifer Wales

Jennifer Wales P.Eng.

For the past 20 years, Jen has developed a wide range of expertise within Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering and Transportation Planning. Most recently, her expertise is focused in the geotechnical field, supervising field investigations and developing geotechnical parameters for various structures including buildings, retaining wall, culverts, infrastructure, roadways, and solar and wind farm facilities. That expertise has also spilled over into environmental site assessments. She has many years of experience in the transportation (read more)planning field as well, with the ability to provide an engineering perspective to some of the planning projects undertaken by Cambium. Jen can be reached at

Kevin Warner

Kevin Warner P.Geo (Ltd.)

Kevin’s specialty is water. For over 16 years he has practiced as a hydrogeologist in the environmental consulting field. In that time, he’s managed and directed numerous hydrogeological assessments and impact studies in commercial, industrial and residential applications. He has also led geological investigations to quantify and qualify aggregate resource deposits, as well as hydrogeological assessments for Aggregate Resource Act (ARA) Licences. His work has also afforded him the opportunity to complete technical peer reviews, (read more)to present at numerous public meetings, and to appear as an expert witness before the Ontario Municipal Board. Kevin can be reached at

Nick Young

Nick Young M.Eng., P.Geo.

Nick is a licensed Professional Geoscientist and a Qualified Person for Environmental Site Assessment and Risk Assessment (QPESA/RA) under Ontario Regulation 153/04. He has over 25 years of experience in environmental site assessment, site remediation, risk assessment, and risk management measures, and provides environmental risk management strategies for brownfield properties and ongoing management of industrial/commercial and municipal properties in assessment, remediation, and risk management at contaminated (read more)sites. Nick’s expertise extends to hydrogeological investigations, Environmental Compliance Approvals, and excess soil management. Nick can be reached at

Austin Adams

Austin Adams M.Sc., EP

Austin has over sixteen years of environmental consulting and is an Environmental Practitioner through the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board and a certified arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). As a terrestrial ecologist, Austin’s focus has been in environmental assessment and approvals projects, particularly in the municipal land development, infrastructure, mining, and power transmission industries. He has extensive experience with environmental impact studies, (read more)natural heritage evaluations, ecological land classifications, Species at Risk surveys, pre-development assessments, and biological monitoring. Austin’s arborist experience includes arborist reports, tree protection/preservation plans, tree inventories, and forestry baseline studies. Austin can be reached at

Trevor Copeland

Trevor Copeland P.Eng.

Trevor's area of specialty lies in acoustic, noise and vibration control engineering, and he has additional experience in air emissions estimates and modelling. He has extensive experience with this work for environmental compliance approval purposes for a wide variety of industries and sectors. In addition, he is a Licensed Toxic Substance Reduction Planners, certified by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to prepare, review, and certify Toxic Reduction Plans as per Ontario Regulation 455/09. Another aspect of Trevor’s work includes noise and vibration impact studies (read more)of transportation noise sources, such as road and rail traffic, on residential developments, as well as monitoring and assessment of construction vibration impacts.
Relating to the indoor environment, Trevor is experienced in mechanical and architectural noise control design for new building constructions and acoustic issues in existing constructions (troubleshooting, testing, and design) for residential and commercial projects - such as medical offices, hotels, educational and government facilities
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Andrea Zavitz Coppins

Andrea Coppins B.E.S. Hons., Dipl.

Andrea’s 10 years of environmental experience has focused on ecology. She is responsible for ecological assessments and impact studies, natural heritage evaluations, species at risk assessments, land use compatibility studies and municipal and individual environmental assessments under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). Andrea prepares erosion and sediment control plans and undertakes inspections of recommended measures to minimize potential impacts (read more)to the downstream environment. She brings to her role government agency and conservation authority experience, which comes in handy when assessing and making mitigation recommendations for natural landscapes in Ontario with the goal of minimizing adverse impacts to the environment. Andrea regularly works with private landowners, industrial stakeholders and municipalities to ensure that land use and development are compatible with federal and provincial legislation and municipal regulations and policies. Andrea can be reached at

Kevin Damsbaek

Kevin Damsbaek P.Eng.

Kevin has developed extensive experience completing Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), as well as the filing of Records of Site Condition with the Ministry of the Environment under O.Reg. 153/04. Kevin is a Qualified Person for ESAs under the Environmental Protection Act, and has successfully completed Record of Site Conditions accepted by the MOECC for a number of projects with varying complexity, including the required framework for completion of Risk Assessments. Kevin’s portfolio includes the completion of hundreds of ESAs across Canada, including (read more)field investigations related to Phase I ESAs, soil and groundwater investigations, and contaminated site remediation. Kevin can be reach at

Stew Dolstra

Stew Dolstra Hons. B.Sc. Dipl.

Stew’s specialty is water and wastewater – specifically, drinking water systems and on-site wastewater treatment systems.  Stew’s regulatory and Ontario Building Code accreditation and knowledge has allowed him to successfully provide water and wastewater solutions tailored to site specific challenges for projects ranging from small residential to large communal and commercial systems. His 6 years of experience includes water and wastewater system design, operational checks and compliance monitoring, licence and permit applications, (read more)water and wastewater system evaluation inspections, and Environmental Compliance Approval applications.  In addition, Stew possesses extensive field experience completing Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, environmental remediation, air sampling, groundwater and surface water sampling, investigative drilling, and topographical surveying.
Stew can be reached at

Brandon McFarlane

Brandon McFarlane B.A.Sc, EIT

Brandon’s area of focus is geotechnical engineering and construction testing and inspection projects. He is experienced in geotechnical investigations and various construction-related inspections and field testing for projects ranging in scale from single residential dwellings to large civil infrastructure. Brandon provides recommendations for shallow and deep foundation design, retaining wall design, slope stability, excavation, backfill, groundwater control, and pavement design. He also conducts intrusive concrete (read more)condition assessments and associated reports for bridges, dams, and slab-on-grade. Complementing his skill sets is Brandon’s involvement in Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), groundwater monitoring programs, and how to handle excess soils generated during construction. Brandon can be reached at

Taison McIntyre

Taison McIntyre B. Eng., M.Sc.

Taison works with our geotechnical engineering team on projects relating to soil classification, deep and shallow foundations, pavement design, retaining walls design, seismic considerations, liquefaction resistance, slope stability, and dam safety review. He has worked on numerous projects at varying stages of their life cycle and is responsible for preparing and implementing geotechnical field programs through to the engineering analysis and reports. In addition, Taison has experience working with materials testing and construction review with work including, (read more)footing and subgrade inspections, rebar inspections, concrete testing, compaction testing, and pavement mix review. Taison can be reached at

Chris Moose

Chris Moose EP

Chris has developed expertise in conducting environmental site assessments (ESA), designated substance surveys, asbestos surveys, indoor air quality, and mould assessments. Chris also has extensive experience in project management, preparing abatement and remediation specifications, construction schedules, contract documents, and tenders. He leads our hazardous materials work, in addition to working with the team on environmental site assessment projects. Chris can be reached at

Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson BSc.E. Hon. E.I.T.

Kyle’s expertise is geotechnical engineering in addition to construction inspection and testing. He is an Engineer in Training and has diverse experience with both geotechnical and environmental field investigations, including soil and groundwater sampling, drilling operations, and monitoring well installation. With his skillset, Kyle has also been involved in environmental site assessments, remediation, and environmental sampling in general.
As well, Kyle performs senior site inspections for subgrade suitability and bearing capacity while also being CCIL certified in concrete and also to perform (read more)compaction testing. He has also been very involved in construction testing and inspection services for subgrade inspections, footing inspections, slope stability reviews, compaction, concrete, etc. Kyle can be reached at

Jon VanNorman

Jon VanNorman

Bio coming soon.